Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Gration family
The surname Gration was first found in Yorkshire
, where the name first appeared in the early 14th century. The name Gration is an unusual combination of an occupational
name and a patronymic
. The suffix indicates that it identifies the bearer by his father. Most patronymics refer to the father's first name, such as "Johnson." This name however, refers to the father's occupation
, coming from the old Norse word "greifi," meaning "steward." The name Gration therefore, was given to the son of a steward.
Early History of the Gration family
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Gration Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Graveson, Grayson, Grason, Grayshan, Grayshon, Gration, Graveston, Grayston, Graystone, Graiveson, Grayfson and many more.
Early Notables of the Gration family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gration family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gration Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Harriet Gration, aged 22, who landed in America from Oldham, Eng., in 1905
- Michael Gration, aged 43, who emigrated to America, in 1920
- Alexander Geroge Gration, aged 31, who landed in America from Overton, England, in 1920
- Arthur James Gration, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England, in 1923
- Dorothy Louisa Gration, aged 33, who settled in America from Nottingham, England, in 1923
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Contemporary Notables of the name Gration (post 1700)
- Jonathan Scott Gration, retired Major General of the United States Air Force, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart
- Harry Gration (b. 1950), English television presenter
- Air Marshal Ian Barrington "Barry" Gration AO, AFC (b. 1936), senior officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, Chief of the Air Staff (1992 to 1994)
- General Peter Courtney Gration AC, OBE (b. 1932), Australian officer, Chief of the General Staff and Chief of the Defence Force